Intus Windows Says That Maine's Most Energy Efficient Home Features Its Energy Efficient Windows
04/02/2015

Leading manufacturer of High-Performance energy efficient windows, says that a Falmouth, Maine firm designed the state’s most energy efficient building.

Online PR News – 02-April-2015 – New York NY – According to Rolandas Talalas Principal/Managing Director of Intus Windows (www.intuswindows.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.intuswindows.com/), a worldwide leader in the manufacture of energy-efficient triple pane windows, is praising the new construction of Maine’s most energy efficient building to date; a home off US Route 1 in Falmouth, Maine.

The building, according to Talalas, is known as the Viridescent House and it is the latest addition to the TideSmart Global campus at 380 U.S. Route 1, sharing the same ambition as other buildings on the site, which is sustainability. TideSmart, an eco-friendly marketing firm, last week received its second Excellence Award for best practices in ecological preservation for the Viridescent House.

The passive house requires very little energy for heating or cooling the space. The mono-pitched roof is completely covered in solar panels, and the building is oriented towards the sun to maximize solar heat gain.

“In fact, there is no boiler, no furnace, no oil, no propane, and no natural gas inside the building,” says Talalas. “The entire system operates off a heat pump and the solar panels generate more energy than the building itself will use. As a result, the house is considered net positive.”

According to Talalas, Intus energy efficient windows become, in effect, the furnace, because they take the sun’s energy in the wintertime and convert it to heat, and in the summertime, it will reflect much of the UV rays from the sun. These triple pane windows are able to tilt and turn like doors to allow airflow in the summer.

“We at Intus are so proud to know that our high performance, triple pane, energy efficient windows were used in the design and construction of Maine’s most energy efficient building yet,” says Talalas.

Talalas notes that the building has an energy recovery ventilator, which circulates fresh air in the house and doesn’t let cold air in during the winter; the foundation is nearly 2 feet thick, made of alternating layers of concrete and insulation; and the walls are nearly 2 feet thick, compared with 8 inches for a traditional building.

“The home is all electric as well, which means that it is combustion free,” Talalas says. “Most of the lighting comes from daylight, but LED lights are fixed within the house.”

The Viridescent House, he says, was constructed as a demonstration of what could be done. It will be used as a showroom for technology and best practices

Intus Windows (www.intuswindows.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.intuswindows.com/) is a pioneer in manufacturing and distributing super energy-efficient windows and doors in the United States. Driven by technology, innovation, and continuous progress Intus Windows energy-efficient windows, doors, and curtain walls lines will fit any commercial, residential or industrial application, and they are Passive House Certified and suitable. For the past 21 years the company has manufactured and installed more than 800,000 windows and doors all over the world, with main export markets in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. Today, with a manufacturing facility in Lithuania, Intus has entered into the super energy-efficient window market here in the United States. For more information, call 1-888-380-9940.

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